Mount Vesuvius towers over the Italian city of Naples. Photograph: Getty Images

See Naples. And sigh. Formerly the glorious capital of a separate kingdom, Italy’s third-largest city – after Rome and Milan – spiralled into decline (...)

Nothing generates more expectation and excitement than an invitation to a summer wedding. It’s an opportunity to ditch the everyday workaday gear a(...)

Where better to photograph fashion’s spring foliage than among the lush floral displays in the Victorian splendour of the Dublin Flower and Fruit M(...)

It’s no surprise that the colour pink has been embraced by forward looking designers, from Simone Rocha to Celine

Fashion designers, it is said, are no longer dictators, their looks slavishly copied year on year by the waiting hordes. In these days of social me(...)

Second Avenue in Sandymount, Dublin 4:  Owner Aisling Walsh runs an appointment-only business with a strong focus on customer service
Shoptalk: consignment stores

You’re about to be invited into the resurgent subculture of consignment stores. A consignment store does two things. Firstly, it sells your designer c(...)

Spring and summer looks by (left to right) Marni, Christian Dior, Valentino and Victoria Beckham at the Brown Thomas fashion show. Photograph: Alan Betson

“Overt femininity” was the buzz phrase at Brown Thomas yesterday, used to describe the vibe of the spring collections at an early morning preview sta(...)

Yashow Clothing Market

The capital’s pre-eminent local magazine, the Beijinger, ran a poignant story last week about the end of a retail era in the Beijing Yashow market, on(...)

Three words to describe your personal style? Contemporary but traditional and discreet. Who are your style icons? James Dean, Steve McQueen, Pa(...)

Li-Ann Smal wears an Erdem dress at the launch of the Brown Thomas autumn-winter collections. Photograph: Eric Luke

Brown Thomas kicked off the winter fashion season yesterday with a stylish show in the store’s new accessories area, part of a €9 million development (...)

Kate Moss celebrating her 40th birthday in London last month. Photograph: Neil P Mockford/FilmMagic

When Kate Moss turned up for her 40th birthday party in London recently, what did the famous supermodel, whose style continuously influences the hi(...)